The Red Tomato is run by Tanja and Oli – a family duo. Originally from Germany, Tanja came to Malaysia many years ago and after falling in love with Oli, she decided to stay in Langkawi for longer. They have created their own story in Malaysia by opening The Red Tomato. Tanja has been responsible for the menu and running the kitchen. Oli leads a double life as a restaurateur by day and an artist by night; he has brought his passions together to create unique interior design for the Red Tomato. His artwork is frequently exhibited on the restaurant walls and he also accepts commission work.
Red Tomato was born to provide a simple hearty menu, European coffee, and a friendly atmosphere was what Langkawi needed in 2000. Red Tomato Splash Beach Cafe then opened the doors in 2004 to help tourists kill the hunger bug right on Cenang beach. It was a fun and lively place but Red Tomato Garden Cafe was expanding and the Beach Cafe was closed in 2008. In 2010, Red Tomato moved to a new location and became the place as we know it today. Since then it has been one of the most popular western restaurants on Langkawi Island and continues to serve simple yet delicious food to travellers and friends.
As we have grown, we have also evolved, creating menus that attract many local and international customers when they visit Malaysia. Many people who visit us start as customers but leave us as friends. We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and want everyone to feel at home when they visit Red Tomato. And we have big plans for the future!